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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 07:03

Good morning Verdun   Hope you and Spike have a lovely walk

Mild and a bit drizzly here, but not enough to do any good.  I'm glad I gave everything a good soaking yesterday. 

Yvie, horrid about OH's eye -  fingers very crossed that they can sort it

The plan for a bit later this morning is to get some petrol then visit Ma - hopefully the petrol station will have a magazine that will hold Ma's interest for a little while. I used to wonder who bought all the magazines with pics of the royals in them ....... now I know ...... it's those who have mothers with Alzheimer's.

Stringy runner beans

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 20:22

Are they stringy all over, or is it just at the edges of the pods - I always trim off the edges of runner bean pods like on here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsBghwRfoeY

Sorry if I'm teaching my grandma to suck eggs, but I've met plenty of people who've never used fresh runner beans.

rabbits

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 20:06

I've seen peregrines take gulls on the wing at Tintagel but think they were Common Gulls, not a whopping Herring Gull. 

We have peregrines nesting on Norwich Cathedral spire each year and they've certainly cut down the feral pigeon population in the city, as well as taking a wood pigeon off the ridge of our house roof. 

The city council plays a recording of the sound of peregrines in the city centre to keep pigeons off the library, the guildhall and St Peter Mancroft - perhaps a cd of peregrines would be enough to cut down on seagull problems?

Japanese knot weed

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 17:05

In theory you can replant as soon as the weed has died - gone brown and has been pulled up.  Glyphosate based weedkillers don't persist in the soil.

However, as Japanese Knotweed is such a pernicious weed I wouldn't plant anything just yet as it may well reappear and need several applications to get rid of it totally.  Repeat applications aren't a problem.

It would be a shame to spend money and time on planting something only to lose it because you have to treat the area with weedkiller again. 

butter nut squash

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 16:32

Roasting chunks of butternut squash and red onion with sage and olive oil this evening - we'll be having it with sausages and corn on the cob - love it

what is Japanese knot weed and how do i get rid please

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 16:30

No, you don't have to notify anyone - but you mustn't let it spread from your land to anyone elses, otherwise you may find you're facing a private prosecution.

The legal situation re JKW here https://www.gov.uk/prevent-the-spread-of-harmful-invasive-and-non-native-plants

Potential jam??

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 15:15

As has been said, if the bushes have thorns they're sloes - if they don't have thorns their either damsons or a hybrid of the two that we used to call Blackjacks. 

Ideas here http://www.wildfood.info/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=9342

calling the forum cooks

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 15:09

What is plant

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 14:10

Our pleasure Larry - it keeps us out of mischief    Welcome aboard

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